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Express, Explore, Experience: A Dynamic Display of Armstrong Community Center Artists

Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Explore the artwork of local residents and artists created in art classes at the City of Ontario’s Armstrong Community Center. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Armstrong Community Center. Admission is Free. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Thursday, August 16, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Explore the Indian American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history. Weaving together stories of individual achievement and collective struggle, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation uses photography, narrative, multimedia, and interactive stations to tell a uniquely American story, while conveying the texture, vibrancy, and vitality of Indian American communities. Admission is Free. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Bollywood Dancers from Arpana Dance Company, Irvine, CA, June 2010. Photograph by John Merrell.
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition.

Gem of the Foothills

Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit explores the unique history of Ontario—it’s founding, transitions, people and organizations.

Explore Ontario from its roots beginning with the Native Peoples and Californio Rancheros to its founding by George Chaffey. Discover why it has been called both a “Model Colony” and the “Gem of the Foothills.”

The book, Ontario The Gem of the Foothills by Michael L. Rounds, traces Ontario history from the Native American era to the present day. Many historic images from the museum’s collections are published here for the first time.

This interpretive history about our community is for sale in the museum store.

Road Ways

Permanent Exhibit

This is an interpretive, humanities-based exhibition that examines the impact of the road on American life and culture.

Start by learning about America’s fascination with traveling the open road. Or discover the roots of the road, how people have traveled “roads” long before cars did. Highlights include Ontario’s Euclid Avenue, Holt Boulevard and historic Route 66. Be sure to pick up a road map and travel through the “roadscape” of Ontario and beyond. You’ll find out why Road Ways is the world’s largest exhibit.

Road Ways was developed by the museum with the assistance of humanities scholars, contracted curators and exhibit designers and local advisors. Exhibition development, installation and associated publications were made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, expanding our understanding of the world.

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